The credit crunch might be in full swing but it clearly hasn’t stopped Brits from forking out when it comes to takeaway food. Results from a recent study have indicated that individuals spend an astounding £110 per month on takeaway food. That is a massive £1,320 each year which equates to a third of the average entire food budget.
The major contributing factor to these staggering statistics has been identified as the reluctance to cook when they can simply pick up the phone and dial their local takeaway. According to the study, one in four Brits cited laziness as the major reason behind their takeaway habits while an additional 13 percent claimed they simply could not find the time to cook meals from scratch. Considering the busy and hectic lives that most Brits lead, these confessions come as no surprise.
The recent surge in popularity of cooking shows can be held responsible to some degree, the evening time slots and tantalising visuals falling perfectly in line with the dinner times of the British population.
An increase in takeaway quality, variety and health consciousness can also be identified as an important factor that draws hungry Brits away from their kitchens and towards the ever growing stack of restaurant menus. While some people may have turned away from greasy fish and chip shops and sloppy kebabs in the past, these days takeaway can be an easy, quick, delicious and healthy option that is difficult to resist.
Indian food has been pegged as a nationwide favourite, the exotic flavours, vibrant colours and fresh ingredients making it the cuisine of choice for a huge 23 percent of takeaway orders.